§ 71. Mr. O'SHAUGHNESSY
asked whether the officials of Labour Exchanges all over the United Kingdom worked for a considerable number of hours overtime during the months of July and August last in bringing Part II. of the National Insurance Act into operation, and that no payment has yet been made, though promised, for the work so performed; and, if so, whether he will take steps to have these officials paid the amounts due to them for the overtime so worked before Christmas?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Robertson)
I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of the answer which I gave in reply to a similar question on 11th December. Arrangements have been made for the immediate payment of the gratuities in question.
The money is already in course of payment, and I gave an answer to the same effect one or two days ago.